Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pump

3 senses of pump

Sense 1
pump -- (a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 2
heart, pump, ticker -- (the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly")
       => internal organ, viscus -- (a main organ that is situated inside the body)

Sense 3
pump -- (a low-cut shoe without fastenings)
       => shoe -- (footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pump

8 senses of pump

Sense 1
pump -- (operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal; "pump the gas pedal")
       => wield, handle, manage -- (handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well")

Sense 2
pump -- (deliver forth; "pump bullets into the dummy")
       => blast, shoot -- (fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away")

Sense 3
pump -- (draw or pour with a pump)
       => draw, take out -- (take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel")

Sense 4
pump -- (supply in great quantities; "Pump money into a project")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 5
pump -- (flow intermittently)
       => spurt, spirt, gush, spout -- (gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth")

Sense 6
pump -- (move up and down; "The athlete pumps weights in the gym")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 7
pump -- (raise (gases or fluids) with a pump)
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Sense 8
pump -- (question persistently; "She pumped the witnesses for information")
       => question, query -- (pose a question)

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